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Effie Gertrude Saunders Little
Birth: Feb. 5, 1891
Guyan Township
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1966
Gallipolis
Gallia County
Ohio, USA

Daughter of Emory Wilson Saunders and Charlotte Alice Wilcoxon, Gallia County, Ohio.

Wife of Franklin Lorn Little.

Beloved mother of Elsie Isabel, Leonidas Edgar "Lee", Rivers Chester "Pat", Ray Dale, Carl Clinton, Helen America, and Paul William Little.

I remember my grandmother as a woman of quiet strength and dignity. The photos of her are exactly as I saw her every day of her life. She wore soft flowered dresses, carried lace handkerchiefs, and usually wore a brooch that had been given to her by one of her children or grandchildren. I never heard her raise her voice, and I never saw her without a smile.

Like her mother before her, she somehow raised a house filled with rowdy children on a shoestring budget and love. The house began filling with grandchildren before her youngest was in school. She was always referred to as "Mother" by her seven children not because it was expected, but because that was the name they chose.

My grandfather was as Scot-Irish as they came, and she was probably the only woman he ever loved or wrote a love letter to. She was the calm that balanced his storms, kept him well fed, cleaned his house, raised his children, and scolded him when he drank. He called her "Woman", as though none other existed.

They watched three of their five sons and a son-in-law leave for WWII and waited anxiously for their photos and letters.

When they grew old they sat on the sofa and watched television together, westerns for him and Lawrence Welk for her. They sat in matching lawn chairs and sometimes they donned straw hats and went fishing. She usually out-fished him which was a source of puzzlement and irritation to him.

"Gammie, you were the heart and soul of our family, and when you passed we were so deeply saddened. But I know that we never lost you. I see you in the faces of your granddaughters, I hear you in their voices, and I have watched as they have raised their children and grandchildren with love and compassion. A true reflection of you." With love, Judy.

This memorial is sponsored by granddaughter Willi Anderson. 
 
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 Parents:
  Emory Wilson Saunders (1868 - 1946)
  Charlotte Alice Wilcoxon Saunders (1868 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Franklin Lorn Little (1886 - 1980)
 
 Children:
  Elsie Isabelle Little Haddox (1908 - 1976)*
  Leonidas Edgar Little (1910 - 1985)*
  Rivers Chester Little (1913 - 1984)*
  Ray Dale Little (1916 - 1993)*
  Carl Clinton Little (1918 - 1988)*
  Helen America Little Righthouse (1921 - 1998)*
  Paul William Little (1927 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lema Leota Saunders Lynch (1889 - 1971)*
  Effie Gertrude Saunders Little (1891 - 1966)
  Minnie Etta Saunders Mulford (1892 - 1945)*
  Virgie E. Saunders (1898 - 1899)*
  Kathryn Marie Saunders Mulford (1905 - 1955)*
  Hollis Lester Saunders (1909 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gravel Hill Cemetery
Cheshire
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Righthouse
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38878504
Effie Gertrude <i>Saunders</i> Little
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